A Penguin Christmas

Simon Says Stamp | Holiday Sparkle Release

Hi there!

Today I’m sharing this sweet holiday card featuring the new Simon Says Stamp Playful Penguin Layering die set and the Christmas Star background stamp. This card also uses the black Pawsitively Velvet cardstock, which I’ve managed to fall in love with 3!

Plus… Who doesn’t love a penguin?!?

To make this card, I started by die cutting the penguin from both the black velvet cardstock and 100# white cardstock. I added a bit of orange to the chest, beak, and feet, then put the different layers of the penguin together. I then stamped the Christmas Star background stamp with Versamark on white cardstock, heat embossed it in white, and then cut it out using a wonky circle die. I used some ink blending to create a night sky.
I cut 2 more circles – one out of white cardstock and the other out of vellum. For each of them, I used the My Favorite Things Ocean Motion die to create waves so my penguin would have some water to swim in.  I added the waves to the background circle using foam adhesive and then tucked my penguin in amongst the waves. Before adhering my assembled circle to my card front, I heat embossed my sentiment in black on the bottom.
I added a few Pink Fresh Studio Champagne Glitter Drops to the card front for a bit of sparkle. I hope you like this card and that you’ll check out these products in the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Sparkle release! Have a wonderfully creative day, everyone!



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I fell in love with card-making many years ago and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. I love trying out new techniques and finding the perfect color combination for whatever I’m creating.

By nature, I am an uber-organizer and a steadfast planner, but as you’ll see, my creations are much more fluid. And while I love color theory, the concept of lights and shadows, and the importance of depth and perspective – these are not things I worry about when it comes to my creations.

I simply find joy in creating and delight in sharing.

I hope that by sharing my cards and other art with you here on my blog I can inspire you to create something you love!


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